The ANC had a chance to fix land issues but squandered freedom, says Ngcukaitobi

2022/04/28 22:19:00

The ANC had a chance to fix land issues but squandered freedom, says Ngcukaitobi

The ANC had a chance to fix land issues but squandered freedom, says Ngcukaitobi

The ANC-led government had an opportunity after 1994 to address land reform but a number of factors, including corruption and failure to speed up land restitution for five million affected people, meant the country was far away from ensuring land redress.

Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is the author of a book about SA’s land reform failures.Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is the author of a book about SA’s land reform failures.Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is the author of a book about SA’s land reform failures.27 April 2022 - 22:59 ERNEST MABUZA Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is the author of a book about SA’s land reform failures.

Image: KEVIN SUTHERLAND The ANC-led government had an opportunity after 1994 to address land reform but a number of factors, including corruption and failure to speed land restitution for five million affected people, meant the country was far away from ensuring land redress.Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi made this remark during the launch of his book, Land Matters , at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria on Wednesday evening.Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi made this remark during the launch of his book, Land Matters , at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria on Wednesday evening.The book looks at SA’s failed land reforms and the road ahead.The book looks at SA’s failed land reforms and the road ahead.Ngcukaitobi said the second part of his latest book looked at the problems facing reform today.Ngcukaitobi said the second part of his latest book looked at the problems facing reform today.He said one of government’s land reform programmes was restitution, designed to ensure five million South Africans who were forcefully removed from their land as a result of the Native Land Act get their land back or receive compensation.“I am personally very sympathetic with the ANC position during the transition.

There is a period in which we acquired enough political power, military power and police power.There is a period in which we acquired enough political power, military power and police power.There is a period in which we acquired enough political power, military power and police power.But what did we do? That is where we squandered freedom and also squandered the possibility of freedom for young people coming after us Advocate Thembeka Ngcukaitobi “But it has been managed so disastrously that when a case came before the Constitutional Court in 2019, they said if the government goes according to the current pace, it is going to take another 718 years before it can settle all restitution claims.“We have a huge backlog on restitution claims.“We have a huge backlog on restitution claims.These are people who are claiming land because they lost rights after June 19 1913.These are people who are claiming land because they lost rights after June 19 1913.” Ngcukaitobi said following the negotiations which led to SA’s first democratic elections in 1994, people wanted to know what settlement the ANC and other political parties reached with the former white government on the issue of land reform.” Ngcukaitobi said following the negotiations which led to SA’s first democratic elections in 1994, people wanted to know what settlement the ANC and other political parties reached with the former white government on the issue of land reform.“They have been cutting the budget available for land reform so when you claim land or are not successful in claiming land, they have no money to pay you.

He said a lot of people wanted to find out what the minutes from Codesa said about the land issue and what was the deal first democratic president Nelson Mandela struck with whites.Ngcukaitobi said the deal reached in SA was that white people keep the land and property acquired under apartheid and colonialism.Ngcukaitobi said the deal reached in SA was that white people keep the land and property acquired under apartheid and colonialism.Ngcukaitobi said the deal reached in SA was that white people keep the land and property acquired under apartheid and colonialism.Government was to be given the power to take the land under a framework of laws, he said.He said he had asked one of the former presidents why this arrangement was reached.He said he had asked one of the former presidents why this arrangement was reached.Ngcukaitobi said the former president explained that the liberation movement negotiators were not in a position of power.Ngcukaitobi said the former president explained that the liberation movement negotiators were not in a position of power.” Ngcukaitobi said following the negotiations that led to SA’s first democratic elections in 1994, people wanted to know what settlement the ANC and other political parties reached with the former white government on the issue of land reform.

“That was the true political economy we were engaged with.“That was the true political economy we were engaged with.We were engaged with an enemy that was not defeated.Mandela knew the enemy had not been defeated.Mandela knew the enemy had not been defeated.Mandela knew the enemy had not been defeated.” Ngcukaitobi said there are countries where freedom is acquired in war and thereafter the law is prepared by the victors, but there are countries where freedom has to be acquired through law, and SA is one of the latter.“One of the reasons why we had to draft the Constitution was to set a framework for freedom," he said.“One of the reasons why we had to draft the Constitution was to set a framework for freedom," he said.Ngcukaitobi said the former president explained that the liberation movement negotiators were not in a position of power.

The point about the political economy of the transition is that liberation movements entered into the negotiations with framing the agreement against them.“You think over a period of time I will acquire enough political power and also enough military power, police power and economic power to move towards reforms I need to create the conditions for freedom.“You think over a period of time I will acquire enough political power and also enough military power, police power and economic power to move towards reforms I need to create the conditions for freedom.” Ngcukaitobi said to locate the logjam to the land question, one needed to look back during the transitional period.“I am personally very sympathetic with the ANC position during the transition.“I am personally very sympathetic with the ANC position during the transition.That is where my sympathy ends.“One of the reasons why we had to draft the constitution was to set a framework for freedom,” he said.

After that, there is a period in which we acquired enough political power, military power and police power.After that, there is a period in which we acquired enough political power, military power and police power.But what did we do? That is where we squandered freedom and also squandered the possibility of freedom for young people coming after us,“ Ngcukaitobi said.He said for 15 years before 2017, there had been a gradual erosion of the budget available for land reform.He said for 15 years before 2017, there had been a gradual erosion of the budget available for land reform.“They have been cutting the budget available for land reform so when you claim land or are not successful in claiming land, they have no money to pay you.” TimesLIVE.” TimesLIVE.

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The ANC had a chance to fix land issues but squandered freedom, says NgcukaitobiThe ANC-led government had an opportunity after 1994 to address land reform but a number of factors, including corruption and failure to speed up land restitution for five million affected people, meant the country was far away from ensuring land redress. Pity this article doesn’t list the huge amounts stolen from on the land reform budget and the utter failure of 99% of land reform projects. My next door neighbours farm was bought by the Minister of Agriculture and given to one family, his. It now lies totally underutilize.

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